Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release

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Will Smith and his King Richard co-stars cut glamorous figures after surprising the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative players during a coaching session on Wednesday.

The actor, 53, wore a three-piece checked grey suit and a purple shirt as he posed at Centre Court at the famous London tennis spot.

Film star WIll could be seen posing alongside Demi Singleton who wore an iridescent dress with beaded detail while Saniyya Sidney shimmered in a sequinned gold dress.

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In style: Will Smith, 53, looked dapper in a three-piece checked grey suit and a purple shirt after surprising the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative players on Wednesday

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

Glitterati: Film star WIll could be seen posing alongside Demi Singleton who wore an iridescent dress with beaded detail while Saniyya Sidney shimmered in a sequinned gold dress

The trio had made a surprise appearance at the sporting venue to visit the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative players.

They were seen meeting the aspiring players who wore their tennis whites, with Will taking part in a game at one point.

The film King Richard is centered on the life of Richard Williams, played by Will, who helped his daughters, Serena and Venus, navigate their early lives as professional athletes.

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Hollywood surprise: The trio had made a surprise appearance at the sporting venue to visit the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative players during a training session in London

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Keeping it casual: The actor cut a casual figure earlier in the day in a burgundy coat as he posed for pictures at the training session

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

Strike a pose: The film King Richard is centered on the life of Richard Williams, played by Will, who helped his daughters, Serena and Venus, navigate their early lives as professional athletes

Saniyya and Demi play the tennis greats in the movie, which is out on Friday.

Development on the Reinaldo Marcus Green-directed feature began in 2019, and physical production began the following year.

And Will spoke out this week to say what an ‘honour’ it was to help give out bonuses to the cast members after filming wrapped.

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

All-star cast: Saniyya and Demi play the tennis greats in the movie, which is out on Friday

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

End of an era: Development on the Reinaldo Marcus Green-directed feature began in 2019, and physical production began the following year

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

Sporting skills: Will took part in the training session earlier in the day, throwing a ball to one of the players

The star explained his decision to pay his co-stars out of his own pocket, telling Entertainment Tonight how COVID factored in.

‘All I can do is my part, so it’s always an honour and a pleasure for me to do my part, and everybody put in brilliant work,’ he said. ‘It was the COVID shutdowns, people really stuck with us.’  

‘It was a much more difficult process than anybody thought they were signing up for. I just felt that it was fair,’ he said.

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA
, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

Making a splash: King Richard had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in September and it has since screened at festivals held in various locations

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

Ready for release: King Richard is set to be made available to the public in cinemas and through the HBO Max streaming service on Friday (Will is pictured with Love Island’s Josh Denzel) 

It was previously revealed by The Hollywood Reporter that the performer received a payment of nearly $40 million (£29.6m) for his work on the feature.  

Cast member Layla Crawford also told The Hollywood Reporter that Smith gave numerous gifts to the cast of the feature during the filming process. 

‘He gave us Polaroid cameras and different treats all the time. He’s just such a generous and sweet person. He also gave us iPhone 12 Pro Max gifts in boxes. We ripped them open and everyone started crying…it was the best gift ever,’ she said.

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

Successful release: The film received highly positive reviews from critics upon its release, with many praising Smith’s performance

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

Family: Serena and Venus are pictured with their dad Richard Williams back in 1992

Singleton added that Smith ‘made sure that everyone felt comfortable and safe and had a great time — it was never a dull moment — ever.’ 

King Richard had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in September and it has since screened at festivals held in locations such as London, Chicago and Philadelphia.  

The film received highly positive reviews from critics upon its release, with many praising Smith’s performance. 

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

All stars: Will and his co-stars later posed on the red carpet for a screening of the film at the Curzon Mayfair

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

Out on the town: Actor Will look delighted to be attending the event ahead of the film’s release on Friday

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

All that glitters: Saniyya gut a glamorous figure as her gold dress shimmered under the bright lights at the venue

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

Screen siren: Demi’s dress sparkled as she walked the red carpet, with the beads of her dress hanging down to the front

The actor praised the dedication of Richard and his ex-wife, Oracene, to his children’s success as athletes during the conversation with the media outlet. 

He pointed out that Williams ‘had to learn tennis himself, he and Oracene learned how to play tennis, then they learned how to teach it to their kids. It’s one of the most amazing stories.’ 

‘He did it all without pushing and forcing his children. He did through God, through family, through love, through dedication and devotion, to one another, and he did it without tennis being their first priority, which is magnificent,’ he added.

King Richard is set to be made available to the public in cinemas and through the HBO Max streaming service on Friday.

, Will Smith looks dapper in grey suit as he poses at Wimbledon ahead of King Richard release, The Today News USA

Snap happy: Will was seen taking a selfie on the red carpet at the screening before heading inside to watch the film